Monday, June 29, 2009

Time to vent…

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If you read my post from Monday, June 15, 2009 you know that I have been challenged by plaster walls…but thanks to a cool stud finder I am now able to hang items hassle free. I bought this vent a few years back at one of my favorite local antique stores (which is no longer in business) and it has been sitting on the toilet tank due previous plaster wall challenges. It drove me crazy that it sat on the tank…especially when it came to having to lift it off to dust the tank top. Recently my brother helped me hang it. I have waffled about painting it but I kind of like that it is outside my standard color choices.

Before…

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This is post is part of Met Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch and Today’s Thrifty Treasures over at Southern Hospitality.

Check out my Thrifty Shopping articles on examiner.com.


Thanks for stopping by Cottage Lifestyle and examiner.com.
Renee

26 comments:

Terry said...

Howdy
I love your vent it is fabulous.
It is so neat looking the way it is.
I am so glad that you got some help .
It can be so impossible when your stuck and can't go forward when your having a creative brain flash kind of moment.
Anyway it is very lovely you lucky girl.
I am sorry the shop is gone but at least you have this wonderul treasure to remember them by :)
Happy Trails
Hugs

Kammy said...

Very nice ! I need a stud finder too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

I love the vent and love it as is. I think sometimes we want to paint things so much that we end up losing their character in the process. I think it looks great in your bath and I get the plaster wall dilema - my house is 1929 plaster everywhere.
~tammy

~~Carol~~ said...

I feel your pain about plaster walls! I hate to put a hole in the wall, because a nice little chunk of plaster usually falls off. Lately I have been putting a piece of Scotch tape over where I want to drill, and the plaster stays put.
I love that vent so much! It has such great character, and I hope you don't paint it--I like it as is!

Kathy said...

I don't know what I would do without a stud finder...they are the best. Your vent is great, Unigue magazine rack. Very creative. xoxo~Kathy~ Up-North

Cindy said...

Awesome! Love the vent. We don't need a super duper stud finder here but, now neat!

Jenni said...

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blushing rose said...

Clever! Who would've thought .. love it! TTFN ~Marydon

Sue said...

That old vent made a really clever magazine holder! It looks tremendous. I'm sure you're finally glad to have it up. :-) Sue

Merrie said...

How creative! It looks wonderful just the way it is, and I love how you found a way to make it functional.
Very cool.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Wow! That vent is awesome! That may just be the prettiest potty I've seen in a very long time.
*Tricia

Bellamere Cottage said...

I LOVE that! How charming and spunky!

Blessings,
Spencer

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Stud finders are like third arms. Everyone needs extra help once in a while. I love mine and wouldn't part with it any more than I would charlie (my hammer that i've had for close to 25 years). :)

I love your mag rack!!

My name is PJ. said...

So downright cool!

Kathy said...

Renee - I love the vent - what a great repurpose!

Stop by my blog and pick up your FABULOUS award!

Kathy

pk @ room remix said...

This is great! I love the creative use of the vent. Glad I found your blog!

Brenda said...

Cool! Someone sorta close to home and blogging. The vent is very cool! Can't wait to start exploring your other posts.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Renee,
LOVE it..looks great and I like the magazines hanging from it!
Of course....I would like your address for your sale...I'll be saving up some of my pennies !!!
Do you let blogging buddies have a sneak peak the day before??
Happy 4th!
Deb :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Renee~ ~ ~How cool is that?! Love it and so nice to meet you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

susan said...

I am always amazed at the creativity of people who think "outside the box"--great magazine rack! Glad you got it up there!

Suzanne in TX said...

Wow! That is so neat! Now I'm off to look at your chalkboard paint ideas--I bought some in a spray can just yesterday! Come over and visit my blog anytime...

Courtney said...

A vent magazine rack for the bathroom-how creative!
Blessings!

Really Rainey said...

SMall changes sometimes can make a huge impact! Very nice.... Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

Maya said...

That is so cool..., very creative!

Elyse said...

very cool!

Ellen said...

I love your vent! It looks great in your bathroom. I'd skip painting it - it's perfectly charming just the way it is.